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Challenge yourself by entering On the Rocks!

ON THE ROCKS is the first geological video contest for everybody. You should participate with a creative, informal video, where you explain your research, passions or new ideas regarding the Earth, in only 180 seconds.
We are looking for passionate contributions by utilizing for example animations, stop-motions, cartoons, time-laps, interviews, music, poems, dance to demonstrate for a wider public of non-specialists. It should focus on the wonders, dangers and surprises of an adventurous, geological journey, which could take place indoor, outdoor, in a lab, in the mountains, at sea or in the outer space. The potential contributors should therefore be from the scientific community, but could also be passionate and professional multimedia storytellers.

Catania, 12 September 2018.

Watch the videos of the awards ceremony and the winners interviews of the 2018 edition!

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3 anni in 3 minuti on the rocks

3 years in 3 minutes

PhDs describe their three-years research in a three-minutes video
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Rolling Stones

Researches, experiences and stories about the Earth narrated by scientists, passionate people and professionals
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Young geologists

Geology at School: the stories of those who study the Earth in the primary and secondary school or at college-university

The opinion of our experts

Click here below and discover advice and suggestions of our experts for improving your video!

Try to simplify concepts as much as possible.
Avoid specialist jargon... as an example "aphotic", the portion of a lake or ocean where there is no sunlight, is hard to understand.
Explain what sounds trivial to a geologist: as an example the Triassic... is the time interval between 250 and 200 million years ago?

Tuttoscienze - La Stampa, the media partner of the On the Rocks contest

All the videos received will be published on the contest website and on the SGI YouTube channel.
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Find out more about "On The Rocks"

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Find out the details to join the contest "On the Rocks". Check the rules.
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Have a look at the timeline to find out the event schedule and the deadline to participate.
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The committees

A select committee, a panel of judges and a committee of honor will be valuing your contribution.
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Win up to 1.000 Euro, the prize ceremonial travel and an annual SGI membership.

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